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Thomas Peter Bennett

biologist , educator , publisher

Thomas Peter Bennett, American publisher, biologist, educator.

Background

Bennett, Thomas Peter was born on October 8, 1937 in Lakeland, Florida, United States. Son of Thomas Edward and Hazel Dean (Smith) Bennett.

Education

AB, Florida State University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Rockefeller University, 1965.

Career

Assistant professor biology Harvard University, Cambridge, 1967-1971. Professor biology University Kentucky, Lexington, 1971-1972. Professor biology, chairman department Florida State University, Tallahasee, 1972-1976, special assistant to president, acting vice president Tallahassee, 1975-1976.

President Academy National Sciences, Philadelphia, 1976-1986. Director Florida Museum National History University Florida, Gainesville, 1986-1996, professor department zoology, 1986-1996. President, publisher Science Service, Washington, since 1996.

Consultant biology edits W.H. Freeman Company, 1971. Board directors Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, since 1979. Chairman Pennsylvania Museum Coalition, Philadelphia, 1979-1981.

Works

Membership

Board directors council Boy Scouts American, Phila, 1977-1985, Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia, 1976-1986. Founder, president Friends of Logan Square Foundation, Inc., Philadelphia, 1983-1986. Founder, chairman Museum Associates Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978-1984.

Member Association National Science Institutions (chairman 1984-1986), Association Science Museum Directors (president 1986-1990), Linnean Society, The Explorers Club (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, poetry, long view press.

Connections

Married Gudrun Dorothea Staub, September 1, 1962. Children: Vanessa Hildegard, Alexander Staub.

father:
Thomas Edward Bennett

mother:
Hazel Dean (Smith) Bennett

spouse:
Gudrun Dorothea Staub

children:
Vanessa Hildegard Bennett

Alexander Staub Bennett